iYogi provides information on the removal tool for Norton® 360 Version 4.0
The need and benefits of using the removal tool to uninstall Norton 360 Version 4.0
Norton 360 Version 4.0 is the fourth and the latest version of the bestselling Norton 360 antivirus and Internet security software. This software includes complete, real-time virus protection and also features file scanning software, firewall, parental control software, fileshredder, backup software, and much more. It is one of the most popular antivirus programs, and is considered the standard in the business world.
- What is the Norton 360 Version 4.0 removal tool?
- What can go wrong when installing the Norton 360 Version 4.0 removal tool?
- What can go wrong when using the Norton 360 Version 4.0 removal tool?
What is the Norton 360 Version 4.0 removal tool?
The largest criticism of Norton 360 Version 4.0 is that it is very difficult to remove. Users have frequently reported that it leaves behind a large number of files and registry entries. Furthermore, some people find that different sections of the program, such as the firewall or the fileshredder, have to be removed. The total process for removing this software can take as much as half an hour and still leaves behind files that have to be tracked down and removed. These files can cause large conflicts with future antivirus programs. The Norton 360 Version 4.0 removal tool automates the process and removes almost all remaining traces of the program.
What can go wrong when installing the Norton 360 Version 4.0 removal tool?
One of the largest problems with the Norton 360 Version 4.0 removal tool is that there is no official version. Symantec Corporation, the maker of Norton, has not officially released anything to remove Norton products. Therefore, all such software are from third-party sources, meaning that it is difficult to tell whether it is safe to trust any given removal tool. Some can even be Trojan horses.
What can go wrong when using the Norton 360 Version 4.0 removal tool?
Many things can go wrong when using the removal tool. Since the software is from a third-party source, poor programming can cause as many problems as the tool might solve. A script may remove too many files or the important files that are closely related to Norton 360. Also, as an antivirus program, Norton 360 is very closely integrated with the operating system. This means that it may modify some files instead of adding its own. Upon removal, the removal tool may not have enough knowledge to restore these files to their original state, thus crashing the operating system.
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